Movement is the basis of learning from the time we are born. A baby has an internal drive to work against gravity to get their body up and moving, and in doing the physical movement work, the baby is learning about the environment, how things feel, how far to reach to touch a toy, how
I have many students that need to work on whole body strengthening, and what better way to do that is to have an activity that gets several muscle groups throughout the activity. I wanted an activity that would work on legs, core, and arms at the same time. You can change the intensity of the
It is always frustrating when I see kids that have such weak hands and fingers that they hyper-extend, and none of the usual tools and methods help. I want to help them to be able to participate. If they weren’t having to work so hard at keeping a hold on their pencil, they might be
Sleep is so important and many of the kids that we work with have a lot of difficulty with sleep. I will tell you about Lucy, a teenager, who started having trouble falling asleep. It can take her upwards of four hours to fall asleep, and the quality of sleep that she has is variable.
You often hear therapists make a recommendation to incorporate some heavy work into a student’s day, and to make it natural. Most older students have textbooks that are heavy as a natural heavy work task, but you may have some kids that you need to create a heavy work task for. An easy way to